Kevin Chad Coats

June 16, 1982 ~ December 27, 2016

Kevin Chad Coats--our unfailingly generous, driven, and refined son, brother, and uncle-- passed away on December 27, 2016 in Logan, Utah. We loved him, and will miss him, dearly.


Fred M. Turner

Jul. 8, 1945 ~ Dec. 27, 2016

Fred M Turner, age 71, died peacefully on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the Franciscan Hospice House in University Place, Washington surrounded by loved ones.



Mar. 16, 1923 ~ Dec. 25, 2016

Ruth Stewart Rappleye, age 93, passed away on December 25, 2016 in Fort Mohave, Arizona.


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Edith Anderson Finlinson, age 88, and Bryce Ray Finlinson, age 89, returned to their heavenly home together on Dec 21, 2016. They passed at the home of daughter, Jina Harris, in Perry, UT, where they had stayed the past 3 years.  Edith had been on hospice care for over 6 months and was lovingly tended by Bryce and the hospice nurses.  Bryce contracted a terminal case of pneumonia and passed away 8 hours after his wife at 2:45 am the next morning Dec 22, 2016.  They were surrounded at this departure by their 8 surviving children and other family members.  

There will be a viewing on Sunday Jan 1, 2017 from 6 to 9 pm at the Leamington LDS Church and again on Monday Jan 2, 2017 from 8:30 to 10:45 am at the Oak City LDS Church, followed by the funeral service at 12:00 p.m.  Burial will be in the Oak City Cemetery.



Dec. 23, 1926 ~ Dec. 18, 2016

Carol Dean Talbot Bishop Hunsaker, age 89, passed away December 18, 2016 in Delta, Utah. She was born on December 23, 1926 in Hinckley, Utah, the oldest of eight children born to Arthur Loren and Golda Stewart Talbot. She grew up on the family farm in Hinckley. She graduated from Hinckley High School. She grew up next door to a fine young man, Eugene Harrison Bishop. Their friendship led to romance, and they were married on June 1, 1944, in the Manti LDS Temple.

She was a wonderful homemaker and mother to their 9 children. She was a faithful member of the LDS Church, serving as a Primary teacher, Cub Scouts Den Mother and Stake Cub Scout Leader, as activity leader and MIA President, and as Relief Society Teacher. She loved singing in the Hinckley Ward Choir. She volunteered several years in the Head Start Program. Carol loved baking, quilting, crocheting and sewing. For many years, she knitted and donated numerous scarves and hats to the church welfare program. In a single prolific year alone, she was able to produce and donate 220 items to help keep people warm during the winter.

Eugene died on June 11, 2003. She later married Howard Glen Hunsaker. He died on November 30, 2015. Her family is grateful for the care she received in the Millard Care Center, especially for the attention from Karen Malin.

Carol is survived by her children: Gwen (Joe) Jakusz, Arizona; Vicki (Dennis) Halsey, West Valley City; Craig Bishop, Oak City; Stanley Bishop, West Valley City; Bradley Bishop, Oak City; Douglas Bishop, West Valley City; Steven (Shaunda) Bishop, Enoch; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; sister: Linda Riding; brother: Jim (Diane) Talbot. She was preceded in death by her husbands: Eugene Bishop and Howard Hunsaker; son: Art; daughter: Rita Dansie; siblings: Cleone Talbot, Ila Little, Anna Lee Clayton, Elsie Hunsaker, Cecilia Payne Graham.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 20, 11:00 AM, at the Nickle Mortuary Chapel, 190 South Center St. Viewing will be held Tuesday, 9:30-10:40 AM, prior to the service. Burial will follow at the Hinckley Cemetery. Online condolences at www.nicklemortuary.com

Annette Moody Tippetts

Dec. 23, 1944 ~ Dec. 8, 2016

Early on the morning of Thursday, December 8, 2016 Annette Moody Tippetts left the last of our loving hugs and passed into the arms of God and family members awaiting her arrival on the other side. Annette was born December 23, 1944 in Delta, Utah to Juel Thurmon Moody and Eva Dean Pace Moody.

An amazing wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend, Annette excelled at whatever she did. As the eldest child in a farming family, and with great parents as teachers, she learned early the value of hard work and the importance of faith and family. Annette was a great example to the nine brothers and sisters who followed her. Music was a mainstay in the Moody home and here, also, Annette excelled. Understandable, since she had trained in angelic choirs before her arrival. After graduation from Delta High School, she attended BYU and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. Annette married Kay Christensen on July 23, 1965, later divorced. Married Paul D. Tippetts on August 7, 1986.

Annette was always well-informed and had a sharp mind. She delighted in travel and made a career of it. Blessed with the infectious laugh and quick wit of her father and the pure love and grace of her mother, Annette was loved by anyone who spent time with her. She would expertly do anything for anyone and took great delight in working behind the scenes - with no fanfare - to help fellow travelers in this life find adventure and beauty on the journey. Her home was the epicenter of activity and lodging for the great big diverse family she loved so much. You were always welcomed into her home…and she and Paul would likely make you a full breakfast. She was the anchor of her own news network, efficiently sharing the stories, trials, victories and events of interest to that same beloved family. One serious concern overheard during her brief hospital stay: “Who is going to let everyone know?”

Her prolific likes and comments on grandkids social media posts endeared “graneeane” to their generation as well. Even those who lived far away could feel her love, concern and interest in their lives. To her own six beautiful children, Annette was blessed to add another six of equal beauty; and she spent 30 years working with her sweetheart, Paul, to ensure that all twelve - and their spouses - felt welcome, loved and appreciated. Annette lived her life in service of others. A lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served lovingly and faithfully wherever she was called. She especially relished her work serving students in her BYU ward assignment. Annette truly was a high yield, low maintenance disciple of her Savior.

Dearest Annette, your sudden departure leaves a significant hole in the lives of the many you served and loved. We will try to honor your life and example by filling that void with service of our own to Light the World until we are reunited. We love you and have difficulty right now picturing life without you. Annette was preceded in death by her father: Juel Thurmon Moody; and daughter: Heather Christensen.

Survived by her beloved husband and best friend: Paul D. Tippetts of Spanish Fork; mother: Eva Dean Moody; children: Kara (Richard) Higginson, Jana (Eric) Hogenson, David (Jamie) Christensen, Natalie (Dan) Hooge, and Lara Christensen; stepchildren: Monica (Daryl) Hillyer, Travis (Sandy) Tippetts, Tamara (Kurt) Pulham, Tonia (David) Webb, Rose (Kenney) Davis, and Paula (Brayden) Richmond; siblings: Laura M Thomas Carver, J Grant (Adrianne) Moody, Dean (Patrice) Moody, Spencer (Jana) Moody, Marie (Ron) Wright, Evelyn (Jim) Warnick, David (Teresa) Moody, Margaret (Vaughn) Peterson and Jamison (Lorena) Moody; friend and father of her children: Kay Christensen; 45 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and almost countless nieces, nephews and friends of all of the above who she would consider family.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 13, at 11:00 AM, at the Canyon View LDS Stake Center Chapel, 989 S 2550 East, Spanish Fork. Viewings will be held at the Spanish Fork Canyon View LDS Stake Center on Monday, 6-8 PM; and Tuesday, 9:30-10:40 AM, prior to the service.

Burial will follow at 3:00 PM, at the Delta City Cemetery.

Online condolences at www.nicklemortuary.com

Special thanks to the angels at Utah Valley Regional Hospital who found a large room and lost the visiting hours rules so we could spend those precious hours together with our beautiful Annette.


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Madge Cluff George

Jul. 7, 1927 ~ Dec. 11, 2016 

Madge Cluff George, age 89, passed away in the Fillmore hospital, Sunday, December 11, 2016. She was born July 7, 1927 to Bert and Ruby Cluff in Fillmore, UT. Madge was preceded in death by her husband Orin W. George, sons Gardner, Neil and Chris. She was survived by her son Harold, and brothers Verne and Larry Cluff. Madge has 7 grandkids, and 12 great grandchildren. Madge's passion in life has always been her music and family. She taught many youth and family to play different musical instruments. She attended BYU musical school, learning and perfecting her piano skills.

Madge was a member of the LDS church and served in many capacities. She served a mission at Cove Fort, UT. She was stake dance director as well as many music capacities. Anyone that remembers Madge can attest to her beautiful and infectious smile. She would suffer often rather than feel she was burdening anyone. Her heart was always tender, caring about other's feelings. Madge has been suffering from major health issues for the last two years.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the Fillmore Stake Center chapel at 2:00 pm. A viewing will be held prior to the services from 12:30 to 1:30 pm at the Stake Center. Interment will be at the Kanosh Cemetery under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home.

Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com.

Martha Dorothy Kruse Weeda 

Nov. 27, 1922 ~ Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016

Martha Dorothy Kruse Weeda, age 94, died on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 in St. George, Utah. Martha was born in Wakenda, Missouri on Nov. 27, 1922 to Henry and Alma Kruse. She married Elmer Weeda on Feb 20, 1948 in Creston, Iowa. They farmed in Iowa, Arizona and Utah. She moved to St. George in 2000.

Martha is survived by Sons and Daughters, Walter (Linda) Weeda of Sandy, Utah; Wilma May of Craig, Colorado; Lois; and Arnold (Serena) Weeda of Delta, Utah; 12 grand-children and 25 great grandchildren. Three sisters and one brother, Thelma Cahill of Prescott, Arizona, Pauline Armstrong of Coolidge, Arizona, Elizabeth Miller of Waldron, Arkansas, and Henry (Vera) Kruse of Florence, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer, her brother, Emiel, her son in law, George May, and a great grandson, Brighton Weeda.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 at the RJ Law Community Center, 75 W Main, Delta at 11 a.m. A viewing will be held that morning from 10:15 to 11 a.m.

Burial will be at the Delta Cemetery.


LaRayne Barkdull McAbee, 73, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in Provo, UT.  She was born February 17, 1943 in Delta, UT to Ursal Kimball and Leoma Holbrook Barkdull.  LaRayne married Jack McAbee on January 25, 1963.

LaRayne graduated from Millard High School class of 1962.  She lived in Bakersfield, CA form 1963-1966; from there they went to Redondo Beach, CA from 1966 to 1970; from 1971 to 1984 she lived in Westminster, CA;  she has lived in Fillmore ever since.

LaRayne is survived by her husband Jack McAbee; two children: Doug & JoDonna; one grandchild Eric Swan; Sisters: Dorothy & Caralyn.  She is preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law Mark Rorick; brothers: Delynn, LaVoy, Floyd, & Layton; sisters-in-law: Marlena and Dorothy.

A Viewing will be held Monday, December 5, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at Olpin Stevens Funeral Home Fillmore, UT.  A graveside service will be held following the viewing at 11:15 am at the Fillmore City Cemetery.  Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com.  


May 16, 1934 - November 28, 2016

Riverton, UT - MarJean passed away on November 28, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. She was born on May 16, 1934 in Delta, Utah to Earl and Unity Willden. She married Ray Dutson and later divorced, and married Max D. McCollin on May 16, 1958. 

MarJean had a passion for gardening and floral arrangements. She could always make something out of nothing! She was an amazing and loving grandmother, mom, wife, and sister. She loved taking the grandchildren out to the movies and for her favorite meal, ice cream and fries. She would always see the good in everyone and find the positive in every situation. The underdogs were always her friends. She would never go far without her Pekingese. She was a very strong woman and had overcome much adversity her whole life. Everyone who rode with her from Salt Lake to Delta will remember the “wee’s” around Utah Lake! No one could get there faster. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her. 

MarJean is survived by her son, Dennis (Teresa) Dutson, daugthers, Cris (Lyle) Kump, Susan (Ed) Edwards, sisters, Myrle and Yvonna, brother, Dean, nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, her dog Kami, and her cat Tigger.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Max McCollin, and sons, Curtis and Bruce McCollin.

Graveside services will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Memorial Redwood Mortuary, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, with a viewing 2 hours prior. 

A special thanks to granddaughter Bobbie for always keeping her beautiful.

The family would like to thank Inspiration Hospice for all their help and kindness.